If it be your will (1985-)

Which song you wish you had written?   "If it be Your Will". And I wrote it.*

My favorite verse in it is "All your children here in their rags of light" * *

Leonard COHEN
(* September 94,interview for Q Magazine)
(* * 1985 Paroles et musique magazine)

(read the complete Q interview)

This is an old prayer it came to me to rewrite. It's about surrendering.

I don't know which side everybody’s on any more, and ...I don't really care. There is a moment when we have to transcend the side we're on and understand that we are creatures of a higher order. It doesn't mean that I don't wish you courage in your struggle. There is on both sides of this struggle men of good will. That is important to remember... on both sides of this struggle. Some struggling for freedom, some struggling for safety. In solemn testimony of that unbroken faith which binds a generation one to another, I sing this song: “If it be your will”.


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